Recording of the webinar which focused on the findings of a recently conducted assessment, “Financial Sustainability and Coverage Effectiveness of the Indonesian Health Insurance System - The role of
Throughout their lives, rural women face multiple risks to their livelihoods and overall wellbeing, yet their access to affordable insurance schemes remains inadequate. This webinar, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the
Slide presentation of the webinar which focused on the findings of a recently conducted assessment, “Financial Sustainability and Coverage Effectiveness of the Indonesian Health Insurance System - The role of
Indonesia introduced a national health insurance programme (known as JKN) in 2014, based on the National Social Security (SJSN) Law No. 40 which was passed in 2004. This required the integration of the various public health insurance schemes existing at that time into a single insurance system. Accordingly, a single health insurance carrier, namely BPJS Kesehatan, has been established to operate the JKN scheme from 2014 onwards.
Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN) is a national health insurance scheme that was launched in 2014 by the Government of Indonesia (GOI). The aim of the scheme is to provide insurance to the entire Indonesian population and to protect it from health-related financial shocks. A new insurance carrier, BPJS Kesehatan, has been established to implement the scheme. In 2014 the JKN scheme exhibited a rather large financial deficit with a medical claim ratio of 115%.
Around the world, developing countries are increasingly recognising the value of social transfer programmes in reducing extreme poverty, with success stories in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
The 2018 Henderson conference will focus on how the social security system can more effectively respond to issues of poverty and inequality.
Over the course of two days, a variety of speakers will cover what key changes have taken place since the 1970s and the Henderson Poverty Inquiry - to the labour market, families and to the position of vulnerable groups - and will assess the effectiveness of how social security has responded. It will also canvas different options for reform, including proposals for some kind of a basic income in Australia.
While the Philippines has achieved remarkable progress in raising the education level of its labor force, the standard proxy for educational attainment—years of formal schooling—is increasingly inadequate as a measure of workforce skills. About one-third of employers report being unable to fill vacancies due to lack of applicants with the requisite skills.
Since 2010, the Government of Indonesia (GoI) has set official poverty reduction targets and emphasized the importance of a well-functioning social assistance system in continued poverty reduction. However, despite the efforts in expanding coverage of the social protection system, the pace of poverty reduction in Indonesia has slowed significantly in recent years, while both chronic poverty and vulnerability have persisted. Moreover, income inequality is on the rise, while access to opportunities remain unequal.